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Parenting Mental Health / Community Stories

Listen to podcasts If someone told me to listen to podcasts when my daughter was in crisis, I would have thought they were crazy. But hear me out. Podcasts are an incredibly easy and cheap form of self-care. And you really need to focus on self-care when your child’s depressed. When my daughter was hospitalized for her...

As someone who has suffered from mental illness for the majority of my life, I have experienced the repercussions of a healthcare system which is struggling to sufficiently fund mental health treatment. In the three years that I have been receiving help from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) I have suffered due to...

My journey to understanding mental health illnesses started 5 years ago with my 14 year old teenage daughter. When our daughter started secondary school she had a bit of a bumpy ride settling in.  In Year 8 things seem to settle down a bit and she started to make a few friends but by the beginning...

We were waiting in line for a sandwich, at a little known, out-of-the way shop. My 17 year old daughter and I were hoping to grab a bite to eat without being recognized. From behind me I heard someone call my name. I turned and saw her. A friendly, well-to-do, fellow Dance Mom approached me...

I have two daughters who have struggled with their mental health, but it was because of my youngest that I reached out to the group. My daughter is now 20, but has struggled with anxiety since the age of 9. Things became more tricky around the age of 11/12. She started to restrict her food and...

Hi my name is H and I am mum to T my son and A my daughter. My son really enjoyed nursery, absolutely loved it but when school started proper with reading and writing he became slightly anxious about going into school, specifically anxious about the reading and writing. He was born in 2001 he started...